The Corner

Iran News Round Up

  • Supreme Leader’s appointee on U.S.-Iran talks.
    • “There remains not the slightest doubt that the eminent leader of the revolution, with his scholarly and wise look, rejects sitting at the negotiating table with the Americans.”
    • Mohammad Javad-Zarif, who lied to U.S. officials in 2003 and has neither power over nor insight into Revolutionary Guard, will be Iranian negotiator.
    • Will not discuss nukes.
  • Iran’s interpretation: “U.S. obliged to seek Iran’s help.”
  • Supreme Leader encourages students to have revolutionary fervor.
  • New war games scheduled for today.
  • Iranian television and radio to support anti-“300” films.
  • Ahmadinejad in Belarus. More here.
  • Russian foreign minister warns against politicizing Iran’s nuclear program.
  • Iran forbids foreign nationals to live in eastern Iranian cities.
  • Iran brags of its nuclear prowess.
  • Picture of the Day: Ahmadinejad in Belarus.

Michael Rubin is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, senior lecturer at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Civil-Military Relations, and a senior editor of the Middle East Quarterly.